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John Lennon, Part 3 of 3

The Complete Lost Lennon Tapes, Volume 3 (discs 16-22)

Whew. After 15 exhaustive chapters, the Complete Lost Lennon Tapes rolls off into the sunset with a 3rd and final volume. For fans of Lennon's late 70s comeback period, this installment will be a real treat, as discs 17 and 21 are loaded with demos and studio alternates of material from the magnificent Double Fantasy. However, keeping with the collection's habit of eschewing any sort of chronological order, there's plenty of material from the entirety of his recorded career sprinkled throughout. The many highlights include an extremely early version of "Strawberry Fields Forever", featuring Lennon sketching out some chord changes and fooling around with a few different lyrics. It doesn't sound like he was even dreaming of Strawberry Fields at this point. "One Day at a Time" is represented on disc 16 in a bare bones studio run-through that suits the song even better than the lush treatment it received on the Mind Games LP. The real treat here is disc 22, which includes the complete soundtrack for Yoko's unreleased 1971 film "Clock" (an excellent quality home recording of John casually running through some new tunes and golden oldies), as well as a recording of the jam session at Lennon's 31st birthday party, featuring what sounds like a house full of guests (including a very "vocal" Phil Spector) doing campfire renditions of Beatles tracks, traditionals and even a couple of Paul and George's solo hits. A suitable ending. Now, take off those headphones and go take a nap. You're bound to be exhausted.

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JR HeatWarp said...

Instructions:
-For a CD-ROM, burn the contents of the .zip files onto a CDR. If executed correctly, the interface should automatically open once the disc is inserted.
-To create an audio disc, drop the mp3s into your preferred audio player and burn away.
-I'm no IT whiz, so beyond that I can offer no further technical assistance. Enjoy!

Disc 16 + HTML + AutoRun file
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1. National Health Cow-Strawberry Fields Forever
2. Get It Together
3. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
4. Power To The People
5. Don't Be Cruel (To A Heart That's True)-Hound Dog
6. I'm The Greatest
7. I Know (I Know)
8. I Know (I Know)
9. I Know (I Know)
10. Rock And Roll People
11. Meat City
12. Meat City
13. One Day (At A Time)
14. Only People
15. Tight A$
16. You Are Here
17. Going Down On Love
18. #9 Dream
19. Whatever Gets You Through The Night
20. Surprise, Surprise (Sweet Bird Of Paradox)
21. John On KHJ-AM LOS ANGELES
22. Do You Want To Dance
23. You Can't Catch Me
24. Free As A Bird

Disc 17
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1. Serve Yourself
2. She'll Be Coming Around The Mountain
3. She Runs Them Around In Circle-Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)
4. Memories (Howling At The Moon)-Watching The Wheels
5. Stranger's Room
6. Woman
7. I'm Stepping Out
8. I'm Stepping Out
9. (Just Like) Starting Over
10. Dream Lover-Stay
11. Clean Up Time
12. Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)
13. Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)
14. Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)
15. Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)
16. Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)
17. Watching The Wheels
18. Watching The Wheels
19. Watching The Wheels
20. Watching The Wheels
21. Living On Borrowed Time
22. I'm Stepping Out
23. Woman
24. Lennon's Lost Diary Tape

Disc 18
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1. Strawberry Fields Forever (It’s Not Too Bad)
2. She Can Talk To Me
3. Cry Baby Cry
4. Two Virgins Outtake
5. Plastic Ono Band Jam
6. Look At Me
7. I'm The Greatest
8. (Medley)
9. Oh Yoko
10. Sally And Billy
11. Come Together
12. Happy Girl
13. I'll Make You Happy
14. (Medley)
15. It's So Hard
16. I Don't Want To Be A Soldier, I Don't Want To Die
17. Intuition
18. I Know (I Know)
19. I Know (I Know)
20. Aisumasen (I'm Sorry)
21. Steel And Glass
22. Walls And Bridges Rundown
23. Mirror, Mirror (On The Wall)
24. Memories (Howling At The Moon)

Disc 19
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1. Tennessee
2. Sally And Billy
3. She's A Friend Of Dorothy
4. The Boat Song
5. Pedro The Fisherman
6. Many Rivers To Cross
7. My Girl
8. Instrumental 1971
9. I'm Stepping Out
10. Dear Yoko
11. Woman
12. Woman
13. Woman
14. Clean Up Time
15. Nobody Told Me
16. I Am The Walrus-Watching The Wheels
17. Woman
18. Woman
19. Living On Borrowed Time
20. I'm Losing You
21. Imagine
22. How Do You Sleep?
23. J.J.
24. Rock Island Line-Maybe Baby-Peggy Sue
25. I'm Ready To Sing For The World

Disc 20
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1. Out The Blue
2. Old Dirt Road
3. Steel And Glass
4. Whatever Gets You Through The Night
5. Rock And Roll Radio Spot
6. Stand By Me
7. Serve Yourself
8. Everybody
9. Everybody-Nobody Told Me
10. Nobody Told Me
11. Falling In Love Again (Can't Help It)
12. Cathy's Clown
13. You Send Me
14. Real Love
15. My Life
16. My Life
17. Dear Yoko
18. I'm Stepping Out
19. I Don't Want To Face It
20. Watching The Wheels
21. Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)
22. Interview ... More Popular Than Jesus
23. Interview ... John's Book

Disc 21
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1. I'm Stepping Out
2. I'm Stepping Out
3. I'm Stepping Out
4. Living On Borrowed Time
5. Living On Borrowed Time
6. Living On Borrowed Time
7. (Just Like) Starting Over
8. (Just Like) Starting Over
9. John Sinclair
10. It's So Hard
11. The Luck Of The Irish
12. Sisters O Sisters
13. We're All Water
14. Woman Is The Nigger Of The World

Disc 22
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1. Aisumasen (I'm Sorry)
2. Honey Don't
3. Glad All Over
4. Lend Me Your Comb
5. Wake Up Little Susie
6. You're So Square (Baby I Don't Care)
7. Vacation Just Began
8. Heartbeat
9. Peggy Sue Got Married
10. Peggy Sue
11. Maybe Baby
12. Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues
13. Rave On
14. What'd I Say
15. Yellow Submarine
16. Old Smokey Mountain
17. Good Night Irene
18. He's Got The Whole World In His Hands
19. Like A Rolling Stone-Twist And Shout-Louie Louie-La Bamba
20. Bring It On Home To Me
21. Yesterday
22. Tandoori Chicken
23. Power To The People
24. Maybe Baby
25. Peggy Sue
26. My Baby Left Me
27. Blue Suede Shoes
28. Crippled Inside
29. Give Peace A Chance
30. Crippled Inside
31. Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
32. Happy Birthday
33. Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
34. My Sweet Lord

17-22 Covers
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Walrus Mungroot said...

Thank you, Mr. JR HeatWarp, and behalf of myself and your visitors I think you've passed the audition.

ignacio esteban said...

Hola:
Muchas gracias por tu esfuerzo, tiempo y la excelente música.
Los mejores deseos.
Esteban.

arinjitg said...

thank you thank you for this excellent collection.words fail me....

Christine said...

The sound quality of the files on CDs 16 + CD 17 seems to be badly muffled. Bad rips? I have downloaded 17 twice... Has anyone else found a problem with these files?

JR HeatWarp said...

I'm pleased to hear the set is being enjoyed by so many visitors, especially considering there's so much here to digest.

Christine, I've also noticed the dip in quality on discs 16 & 17, but the bit rate on these files seems to match the rest of the set. A poor transfer from the original LPs or cassettes could definitely be the culprit. I suppose the only way to know would be to compare these discs with another set.

Christine said...

Thanks for the feedback on 16 & 17 JR, and once again thanks for posting such rare and great tunes!

JPK said...

What a treasure -- thank you!

Anonymous said...

Hi JR,
almost too much this big post,but after listening to the first file
was really amazed that it sound so well,so there's no other way for me than to pick them all.
Thank you very much again!
If there should be Lennon fans not totally satisfied after this,I share a dessert with some
'Bedism'
part1
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part2
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so enjoy if you like
Jah R.

JR HeatWarp said...

many thanks Jah! This interview disk should be a real treat. I look forward to listening.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Heatwarp for this stuff! It'll keep me busy for a while! Always nice to listen to John. Cheers.

Anonymous said...

JR ~
You the man. Awesome stuff... Just love it.

Malach said...

Thanks for this splendid and very rare collection!